Are You Being Watched By The Gun Controllers?

BY Herschel Smith
10 months, 1 week ago

By gun controllers, I mean the fedgov.  Dean Weingarten has some counsel for us.

In the following story, the information that lead to the searches and arrests came from the United States.  It wasn’t about people purchasing anything illegal. It was about solvent traps. From

More than 80 illegally imported guns have been seized during raids across the country after a tip-off from US authorities.

The Australian Border Force seized the black market guns, as well as 43 firearm silencers and 37 kilograms of gunpowder, after raiding more than a dozen properties.

After receiving information from US authorities, Border Force investigators identified a large number of Australian customers buying “solvent trap” cleaning kits from a US-based website.

Items in the cleaning kits can be easily converted in sound suppressors, or silencers.

Some government agency in the United States is monitoring people who purchase solvent traps.  Very likely, they are monitoring people who visit solvent trap web sites.

The U.S. agency stored this information, and sent a list of people from Australia who a purchased solvent traps, to Australian authorities. The Australian Border Force then used the information to identify at least a dozen Australian homes to be raided.

Most Australians did not turn in all their guns during the infamous and mandatory Australian gun “buy backs” of 1996 and 2003.  The estimates are that 80% of guns that were made illegal were not registered or turned in. The article says that more than 80 illegally imported guns were seized. But the imprecision of such terms in the media is notorious.

[ … ]

It is possible that the Australian Border Force raided 12 homes and found 80 illegally imported guns. It seems more likely the interchangeable use of “black market” and “illegally imported” means that many or most of the guns seized were simply “not registered”, which is a serious offense in Australia, after the extreme restrictions on gun ownership were passed in 1996.

Consider that U.S. authorities are monitoring and recording the proceedings at solvent trap websites.  Solvent traps are not illegal. Solvent traps do not require a license to purchase or own.

People have told me they do not join the NRA or a local Second Amendment activist group because “They do not want to be on a list.”

Do you go to gun related sites on the Internet? Read gun related stories on Establishment media? Purchase ammo or gun accessories with a credit card? Buy a hunting license?  You are already effectively on a list.  All of that data is already collected and stored. If laws are passed to “deal” with gun owners, government officials can cross index and create such lists in a matter of minutes.

Listen to him again.  Do you read gun related web sites on the internet?  Purchase guns or ammunition with a credit card?  You are already on the list.

This is why I’ve always been somewhat nonplussed at tactical trainers acting “gray man” and trying to hide their real identity by never using their real name.  I’m sorry, but I’m unimpressed.  I’m more impressed with what Matt Bracken said to me more than a year ago.

The hour is drawing near. I’m glad to be in this fight with you. I just saw 13 Hours, and I have a new question I ask myself. Would I go up on the roof? Who would I want up there with me? What if that last convoy of Libyan security forces had been 10 or so enemy technical with 12.7s, along with the mortar teams? We are all going to die someday. Back in the day, we were trained not to skyline ourselves. I was lucky in my years of service and I was never asked to go up on the roof. Now, I feel like it’s my job to skyline myself. I had all the luck for all those years, and all those frogs and snake eaters who were better men than me died or lost body parts or lost wives and so on. And here I am, alive and free, and now it’s our turn to go up on the roof, even if it’s right here, as an example for the others. I’m glad we are on the same side, and I’d go up on the roof with you any time, brother.

If everybody goes “gray man,” the tyrants win by default. We need to stand on the roof and be seen by everybody, on all sides. Others can go gray man, that’s fine, their choice. But we all can’t hide forever.

I’m on “the list.”  I’ve been on it for a very long time.  And this is my real name.

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  1. On June 12, 2017 at 10:38 am, JJ said:

    By the time you are aware that there is a “list” you’ve probably already done enough to get put on it.

    So, fedgov, stategov already know how many guns, how much ammo and how often I go to training or the ranges…I hope their data collection helps them understand how hard it is going to be to achieve their disarmament goals.

  2. On June 12, 2017 at 3:34 pm, Joseph Martino said:

    It should be a matter of pride to be “on the list.” You’d be in excellent company, starting with George Washington.

  3. On June 12, 2017 at 4:12 pm, BayouCoyote said:

    Given the recent news of the “20+ million Main Core Americans unmasked” by Hannity ( ) that was quickly suppressed by the msm, as well as, the OPM “losing” 21 mil records of the FedGov I’d say their plans are plain as day for even Ray Charles to see.

    & posted below titled
    The Main Core
    Jim Stone, July 7 2013
    What the NSA hacking on America really means

    Read it all.

    All the best,

    Ryan Wilson

  4. On June 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm, Thomas J Crowley said:

    Yea, I’m on the list and if I’m not I’m pissed about it.

  5. On June 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm, James said:

    I am Sparticus too.

  6. On June 12, 2017 at 8:24 pm, Fred said:

    If you’re not on a list, you’re doing it wrong.

  7. On June 13, 2017 at 8:23 am, Dave of Dodge said:

    I’m old and no longer care. Might as well go out with a bang!

  8. On June 13, 2017 at 8:54 am, Another James said:

    I will say if those firearms ect. headed to folks to protect their homelands,well,hope was just a glitch and most get through.As for being on a “list”,my guess is was probably already on some,if not,commenting and reading here certainly got me on list.

  9. On June 13, 2017 at 11:49 am, Max said:

    Which ‘tactical trainers’ are you referring to? As a tactical trainer, I am absolutely not a gray man. It would be impossible. Given that I also train SOF, double unpossible. It would be ridiculous to try, and my thought is that the more ‘secret squirrel’ you try to be, the more you draw attention. MVT has a high profile public website and conducts entirely lawful training. The main reason for a little anonymity is to protect family from wack-jobs on the internet, not the government, who clearly know who and where I am.

  10. On June 13, 2017 at 12:51 pm, R. Pattinson ret. IAFF said:

    I know that I am on a list the question is not how many lists but which one On the get first group list or on one of the get to later lists. Know about being on one since the 70s. Jr. NRA (rifle club) & BSA merit badge holder, Life NRA member, subscriber to multiple gun/survival mags in the 80s, several 4473s, state permission to be armed, and now internet usage. Think you can avoid being on a list, well in your dreams. I just want enough warning to equate myself well.

  11. On June 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    I noticed at WRSA you said I was “silly” for taking a “swipe” at “tactical trainers.”

    Stop being such a dramatic girl.

  12. On June 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm, Jimbo said:

    That would be the same Max that hides under a “tactical poncho”.

  13. On June 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm, Steady Steve said:

    The “gray men” are the ones that will be taking out the enemy, one at a time, from 500+ meters. The enforcers are going to have a tough time working if we are burning their houses and putting their families out on the street. What do they think was done with the names and addresses of .gov employees that was stolen. The OPM list was only one breach of security.

  14. On June 13, 2017 at 10:36 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    There are no “gray men.” You’re fooling yourself. You’re on the list.

  15. On June 14, 2017 at 11:23 am, Mike Harlow said:

    I may go up on the roof but I’ll bring tree branches, sage brush etc to make me less of a silhouette. The silencer will be on the gun. They don’t just reduce noise but totally eliminate muzzle flash, smoke and dust if prone on the ground. If we stick with head shots it’s grizzlier and makes em all want to drop their weapon so they can run faster. Shooting them in the nuts has a great psychological effect. Who wants to be next? The guy you shoot in the nuts will not want a rematch, Would you? He’ll need a lot of care for a long time. It will also take two guys to help him out of the area. This means one bullet removes three aggressors from your neighborhood. Don’t start it without me.

  16. On June 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm, LarryArnold said:

    Read history. There’s only one list. Everybody’s on it.

    There are a lot of unarmed, politically-correct, social justice warrior intellectuals who are going to be almighty surprised when they find themselves in the same camp where gun-owners are.

  17. On June 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm, Herschel Smith said:


    Gun owners won’t be in that “camp.” At least, not this gun owner. If you own guns, they need to do something besides sit in the gun safe.

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